Community Budget Issue Requests - Tracking Id #654FY0001

Workload Issue-Florida School for the Deaf & Blind












Elmer Dillingham


Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind











Project Title:

Workload Issue-Florida School for the Deaf & Blind

Date Submitted:

2/12/01 4:17:31 PM












James King














Statewide Interest:

Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind serves students statewide;program is a state mandated svc













Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind


Terri Wiseman


207 N. San Marco Avenue

Contact Phone:

(904) 827-2301



St. Augustine 32084































Service Area:

Government Entity
















Project Description:








Increased enrollment and a growing complexity of student needs at the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind necessitated this priority request. The school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, National Accreditation Council for Schools and Programs for the Visually Impaired, and the Council for Education Administrators of Schools for the Deaf.  In order to keep these accreditations, and to comply with student-to-staff ratio mandates and other requirements with Federal IDEA Law, it is necessary to increase staff to appropriately serve all students of the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind.  Student health, safety, and educational needs are addressed through this request.  Specialized programs for Learning Disabled, Vocational Education, ESOL (English Speakers of Other Languages), Orientation and Mobility for the Blind, Instructional Teachers, and support staff are encompassed in this program.












Measurable Outcome Anticipated:






Individual students will demonstrate progress, as measured by their performance on individual educational plans and/or on assessment(s), which most appropriately meet their needs.  Maintain or reduce the number of negative student behavior related issues during the school day, as a result of appropriate student supervision by teachers and other instructional staff.











Amount requested from the State for this project this year:






















Total cost of the project:
















Request has been made to fund:















Type of funding match:

















Was this project previously funded by the State?














Is future-year funding likely to be requested?













Purpose for future year funding:


Recurring Operations



Will this be an annual request?
















Was this project included in an Agency's Budget Request?






Education, Department Of, And Commissioner Of Education

Was this project included in the Governor's Recommended Budget?













Is there a documented need for this project?






Documented student-to-staff ratio standards;documented increase of student enrollment











Was this project request heard before a publicly noticed meeting of a body of elected officials (municipal, county, or state)?




Hearing Body:

St. Johns County Legislative Delegation


Meeting Date: